Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Psalm 63

[the psalm from mass this weekend]

1 A psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.


2 O God, you are my God—
it is you I seek!
For you my body yearns;
for you my soul thirsts,
In a land parched, lifeless,
and without water.
3 I look to you in the sanctuary
to see your power and glory.
4 For your love is better than life;
my lips shall ever praise you!


5 I will bless you as long as I live;
I will lift up my hands, calling on your name.
6 My soul shall be sated as with choice food,
with joyous lips my mouth shall praise you!
7 I think of you upon my bed,
I remember you through the watches of the night
8 You indeed are my savior,
and in the shadow of your wings I shout for joy.
9 My soul clings fast to you;
your right hand upholds me.


10 But those who seek my life will come to ruin;
they shall go down to the depths of the netherworld!
11 Those who would hand over my life to the sword shall
become the prey of jackals!
12 But the king shall rejoice in God;
all who swear by the Lord shall exult,
but the mouths of liars will be shut!
* A Psalm expressing the intimate relationship between God and the worshiper. Separated from God, the psalmist longs for the divine life given in the Temple, which is based on a close relationship with God. May all my enemies be destroyed and God’s true worshipers continue in giving praise!

Callan Frederick

I should have posted this more than two weeks ago, but I couldn't figure out how to get to it.  This is the picture from the Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center nursery pictures.  So he's only a couple of days old here.  How adorable is he?!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

15 Days Old

He's such a durn cutie!

I got to see him on Fathers' Day.  I tried to share tacitos and guacamole with him.  But he preferred his bottle.  Tonight I was missing him.  So I asked Jeff to send me a new picture.  And this is what I got!  Made me smile...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What I'm Reading

"Private Berlin" by James Patterson

I love reading James Patterson novels.  He keeps me awake at night sometimes.  But he's definitely a writer that I can pick up and put down at will.  I went a week or so without getting much of an opportunity to read.  Yet I was able to jump right back into "Private Berlin" without having to read several chapters just to remember what the heck was going on.  The story was so interesting, that I recalled most everything I needed to in order to continue reading the book.

James Patterson has a handful of Private books.  I've read "Private: #1 Suspect", "Private Games", "Private London", and I'm reading "Private Berlin" now.  I also own the first in the series, "Private", but I haven't read it yet.  I bought them out of order...and am reading them out of order.  There's another Private novel coming soon as well, "Private L.A.".

Private is the name of a security and investigation company with branches all over the world.  When the local cops or even national authorities can't put serious resources on a high-profile case, Private can...and does.  They have the best of the best when it comes to employees and equipment.  And they're hired by some of the most famous (and sometimes infamous) people and organizations.

I've enjoyed all of the books in the Private Series thus far.  I'm sure I'll enjoy "Private" and "Private L.A." too.  All in due time!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


A true friend is someone that thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.  -- Bernard Meltzer

Monday, June 10, 2013

God of this City - Chris Tomlin

You're the God of this city.  You're the King of these people.
You're the Lord of this nation.  You are.

You're the Light in this darkness. You're the Hope to the hopeless.
You're the Peace to the restless.  You are.

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city.
Greater thing have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this city.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

1 Corinthians 11:23-26

[from the second reading at mass this weekend]

Brothers and sisters:
I received from the Lord what I also handed on to you,
that the Lord Jesus, on the night he was handed over,
took bread, and, after he had given thanks,
broke it and said, "This is my body that is for you.
Do this in remembrance of me."

In the same way also the cup, after supper, saying,
"This cup is the new covenant in my blood.
Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me."

For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup,
you proclaim the death of the Lord until he comes.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Seven Word Status

Goin' to the chapel, and I'm NOT...
...but Krystle and Leonard are!